The dark side of the moon: Employee loses $2M

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Jason, an investment banker in Chicago, wasn’t happy when he discovered a co-worker had been fired. He walked into the conference room and asked his boss if he had a noncompete clause in his contract. When the answer was “no,” he pulled down his pants and mooned the boss.

Jason was fired and, as a result, lost out on a $2 million payout that would have vested in a couple of months. Jason sued for breach of contract, arguing that the mooning wasn’t sufficient “cause” for termination because it wasn’t egregious. The court disagreed.

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